INJURED – 6 July 2011 – Roches Noires, Saint Giles, Reunion – surfer attacked

Arnaud's surfboard following an attack at St Giles, Reunion

Arnaud's surfboard following an attack at St Giles, Reunion

In a brief report, Arnaud (no second name reported), 15, was bitten by a shark while surfing at Roches Noires, Saint Giles, Reunion. The incident happened on 6 July 2011.

According to the report he was surfing at the exit to the harbour breakwater when he was attacked by what is believed to be a tiger shark. He escaped with minor injuries – “some scratches to the nose and ankle”.

He shouted for help and was rescued by lifeguards on a jet ski. He was taken to Gabriel Martin Hospital and was discharged a little later.

He surfboard was badly damaged in the attack.

No other details were reported.

Sources:

Linfo.re

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